The ever-growing Internet of Things (IoT) is disturbing and changing numerous businesses, with companies investing vigorously in machine-to-machine technology and mobile applications. In fact, projections from a 2017 IoT report from Business Insider have organizations investing about $5 trillion into the IoT from the beginning of 2017 through the end of 2021. The same report also predicts that 2021 will see 22.5 billion IoT devices being used which is a  tremendous jump from the 6.6 billion devices online in 2016.

Others are foreseeing IoT technology will account for $19 trillion in economic activity in the coming decade. Developers are seeing a rapid rise in the number of mobile applications for IoT management, as organizations look for more control and enhanced flexibility with regards to monitoring and managing their machines, equipment, devices, vehicles or parcels. In addition, 5G networks are already experiencing wide-scale beta testing, so organizations can expect a formal 5G rollout in the coming months.

These advances have many company leaders asking an important question: how can you leverage mobile technology and the IoT to take your business to the next level? Numerous organizations are falling short of their actual potential since they do not know about the cutting edge possibilities that exist. By taking advantage of mobile applications for IoT management and monitoring, you can improve efficiency, reduce costs and gain new abilities.

Using Mobile Applications for IoT Management

The IoT is constantly evolving, with companies continually developing new uses for mobile and M2M technology. In fact, there are many ways to use mobile apps in conjunction with your IoT:

  • Fleet Monitoring and Maintenance: The IoT generates real-time information on precisely where your vehicles are located at a given moment, which is great for route planning. It is also possible to build an application that screens information beamed out by the vehicles to determine whether and when maintenance or repairs will be required. This could prevent some expensive vehicle breakdowns. So in addition to making preventive maintenance a viable option, mobile applications will enhance fleet management capabilities and at last, increase your organization's effectiveness and profitability.

  • Remote Monitoring: The IoT is clever; it enables you to monitor in real-time, so equipment and machines can tell you when human intervention is required. You can configure your application so it issues notifications and alerts if a specific threshold is reached or if a certain event occurs. This enables you to remotely oversee operations and, in a few conditions, even perform issue over-the-air (OTA) repairs.

  • RFID Tags and Tracking: Logistics is an area where the IoT is useful, whether you are tracking parcels or re-routing a piece of company-owned equipment. A well-crafted mobile application enables you to track and pinpoint the location of an item, and you could also configure the interface to include other capabilities.

  • Preventive Maintenance: Organizations can arrange their machines and equipment to beam out performance. An experienced mobile app developer may develop an application to monitor that information, searching for key indicators signaling a requirement for maintenance, servicing or parts replacement.

Choosing the Right Mobile App Development Company

While choosing a developer to create a mobile app for IoT management and monitoring, be sure you select a company with broad experience building secure, scalable applications. At OZVID Technologies, one area of specialty is mobile application security, as we include military-grade security features in every single application that we build. It is also vital that your IoT mobile application developer can create a customized solution and is willing to work related to other tech service providers.

We work with customers on a national and international scale, developing applications for manufacturers, insurance companies, social-media platforms, the healthcare industry and the monetary area amongst many others. Get in touch with us today if you are ready to boost the usefulness of your Internet of Things by pursuing IoT mobile application development.